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I've slapped together said machine, with all the extra parts I have laying around, for myself. Provided I have the CPU at 3.6GHz, would it do well in most games?

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 3.6GHz
ASUS P5N-E SLI
SLI - 9800GT Green Edition
4GB DDR2 800 - Corsair XMS2
160GB IDE - Western Digital HDD
Velocity Micro Inc. 550w (Is actually a good PSU)
Hanns-G 17" LCD Monitor @ 1366x768
Cooler Master Elite 360
Windows XP 32-bit

I might be able to throw some money into buying a better PSU but I'll be heavily limited at that...

So whatcha think? CD/DVD drive wasn't listed but I do have that covered.
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i would go for a better psu, my sig gpu killed my psu under load
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Not a bad build at all. Don't listen to the haters, LGA775 is still a strong socket.

I'd recommend going to a 64bit OS to take advantage of all of your RAM.

Also I have never heard of Velocity Micro. Usually off-brand or generic PSUs don't perform anywhere close to their rated outputs and their less-robust power circuitry can mean if the unit dies, it may take other components with it. So I would look at replacing the PSU when you can.

Out of curiosity, why did you say in the OP that your PSU is 'actually good'? Not challenging you, just curious as to where you got that info.
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^ he's right!
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Originally Posted by MCBrown.CA View Post
Not a bad build at all. Don't listen to the haters, LGA775 is still a strong socket.

I'd recommend going to a 64bit OS to take advantage of all of your RAM.

Also I have never heard of Velocity Micro. Usually off-brand or generic PSUs don't perform anywhere close to their rated outputs and their less-robust power circuitry can mean if the unit dies, it may take other components with it. So I would look at replacing the PSU when you can.

Out of curiosity, why did you say in the OP that your PSU is 'actually good'? Not challenging you, just curious as to where you got that info.
Oh I know it's good since a friend ran two 8800GTS in SLI for about a good year and a half till he upgraded. The old G80 chips at that. I've calculated what the PSU would need to be in order to run this build and it turned up to around 430w at max load. ^^
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Oh I know it's good since a friend ran two 8800GTS in SLI for about a good year and a half till he upgraded. The old G80 chips at that. I've calculated what the PSU would need to be in order to run this build and it turned up to around 430w at max load. ^^
well my card (gx2) is two 9800gtx's stuck together and it can top 370w on stock speed hence the reason my 700w PSU is now dead :s
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well my card (gx2) is two 9800gtx's stuck together and it can top 370w on stock speed hence the reason my 700w PSU is now dead :s
What PSU did you have running? What brand?
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Originally Posted by Qosmio View Post
What PSU did you have running? What brand?
it was quite a high quality win power psu, looking inside the PSU I think the single 12v rail was overloaded so I would recommend a good corsair single rail or a multi rail
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That's just it though, the Green Edition cards I have only pull the power supplied through the PCI-E slot, so they require very little in the way of power.
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s775 brotherhood!
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